Sony starts pushing out the Android 5.1 update for the M2 Dual


Sony’s pretty busy on the update front today. Having just started rolling out the much-anticipated Lollipop update to the Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra, it’s now pushing out an identical update to the M2 Dual in the United States. This update transports the latest build of the operating system to the handset, in addition to a patch for the Stagefright vulnerability.

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Sony is now rolling out the Lollipop OTA for the Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra in the US


If you’re the proud owner of either an Xperia Z1 or Z Ultra and reside in the United States, you may want to listen up, as Sony has just started rolling out the long-awaited Android 5.1.¬†update for both handsets in the region. In terms of added functionality, the upgrade brings the latest build of the open-source operating system, as well as a multitude of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations,¬†including a fix for the ever-so-scary Stagefright vulnerability.

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[Video] Catch on yesterday’s Google event right here


Yesterday’s Nexus event saw a whole bunch of new devices and services announced by Google, it was engrossing stuff. Google didn’t waste any time at all, moving from one device launch to another, bada-bing-bada-boom. But wait, did you miss the proceedings? Don’t sweat it, you can watch the Nexus announcement in its entirety because Google has uploaded the event to YouTube. And, because we are nice like that, we’ve handily embedded the video after the break.

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HTC confirms which devices are slated for a Marshmallow update by the end of the year

htc marshmallow updateWe know HTC is going to be updating a good chunk of their flagship devices to the newly unveiled Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but the company’s own Jason Mackenzie has taken to Twitter to clarify exactly which devices will be making the cut. The good news is that the company plans on the update to hit by the end of 2015 with the HTC One M8 and M9 due at the beginning of Q4. Read more

Watch Google’s San Francisco event live stream right here!

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It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for all day, the live-stream coverage of Google’s Nexus announcement. This is where we will see the LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P handsets revealed, the second-generation¬†Chromecast devices and app, and, if that isn’t enough, the new Pixel tablet. And who knows, maybe Google has a surprise up its sleeve that didn’t leak yesterday. You can check out the live stream coverage of the Google announcement right here. Read more

T-Mobile starts rolling out Lollipop OTA for the Galaxy Tab 4 & Note 10.1 (2014)

Galaxy Tab 4 8.0

T-Mobile has just started rolling out the long-awaited Lollipop firmware update to its carrier-branded variants of the Galaxy Tab 4’s and Galaxy Note 10.1’s (2014) located in the United States. This upgrade ferries all the standard changes that are baked into Android 5.1 along with a patch for the Stagefright security vulnerability to the slates.

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Alcatel OneTouch pushing performance improvements and bug fixes to the Idol 3 (5.5)


Owners of the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 (5.5) can expect to see a software update reach their devices very soon. Alcatel OneTouch just let us know that its flagship device is receiving a software update that brings with it improvements to responsiveness and fixes for Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, and Camera apps. This is in addition to adding support for the sixth version of the Internet Protocol.

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